TIL Ciabatta bread was created in 1982 by Arnaldo Cavallari, a miller who wanted to give Italy its own bread to stop baguette imports from France that threatened to monopolize the lucrative sandwich market in Italy.

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  1. Thanks God… Italy had suffered for centuries of gastronomic and cultural breadlessness before this. Finally, finally Italy had a bread to call its own.

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